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|Revised Romanization||Se-un Sang-ga|
|Variously translated as Seun Sangga, Sewoon Sangga, Seun Shopping Centre, Sewoon Shopping Centre, Seun Shopping Mall, Sewoon Shopping Mall, etc.|
Seun Sangga is a shopping area located between Jongno 3-ga and Toegyero 3-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul. It was renovated in 1966, in what The Hankyoreh described in an editorial as "a symbol of the indiscriminate redevelopment that occurred during the dictatorship years". In the 1970s, it became known for its pornography vendors; however, in the late 1990s, business declined due to the rise of internet pornography.
Since its outdated, there were several redevelopment plans about this shopping area. In 2006, Jung-gu suggested a plan to build a megatall skyscraper with the height of 960m and 220-storied, known as Tour Financial Hub Center, but due to the height restriction of Seoul central, the project was abandoned.
In 2008, the Seoul metropolitan government began demolishing its buildings, starting with Hyundai Arcade, with the intention of building tree-covered plazas in their place.
- "Don't Repeat Mistake of 'Se'un Sangga'", The Hankyoreh, 2004-11-16, retrieved 2011-01-24
- Hong, Won-seong (2003-12-11), "Porn Vendors Finding it Hard to Keep Things Up", Chosun Ilbo, retrieved 2011-01-24
- Kang, Shin-who (2008-12-17), "Sewoon Shopping Mall to Disappear", The Korea Times, retrieved 2011-01-24
- Kwak, Heui-Jeong (2002), A turning point in Korea's urban modernization: The case of the Sewoon Sangga development, Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, ISBN 0-493-88480-7, OCLC 57324550
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